So it had been a long day of picking out colors for the new house, and I cheerfully sat down on the couch to see what was on TV. As watching the Bourne Supremacy on television, – Here there be spoilers, if you haven’t seen the movie before – and I came to the part where he’s got the CIA guy who’s in charge of Treadstone. Jason wants to shoot the guy, to get revenge for everything that he put him through, for making him run for years and for the death of his girlfriend. But he realizes that his girlfriend wouldn’t want him to kill this guy, that she would want him to take the high road, not the vengeful one. And he doesn’t, telling the man who’s pretty much ruined his life “She wouldn’t want me to.”
Now, as I watched this I had a little “blogging thought” . As we go through life, we are going to come to points that we want to do something wrong. We want to take that revenge. We want to bring pain to those who have brought pain to us. But as Christians we should always turn from those things. Not grudgingly, but willingly. Because God wouldn’t want us to. We so much want to please Him that we turn from the things He wouldn’t like. We should be so in love with Him that our selves and our own desires fall by the wayside.
So, just a thought to keep in mind. (And yes, yes I can make a blog post out of such random things)
We must always work for His glory, and not our own.
Very good. You should listen to them. They speak for themselves so I won’t give them much of an introduction.
I’ve thought often that words no longer have the meaning that they used to. I think we all know this. Words like awesome, amazing and super have been taking down from their pedestals of being used for truly great things, like God, and have been placed instead on whatever, like coffee, or paint colors. We almost have to forcibly put away our slang as we read the Bible, because our God isn’t just awesome as in cool, He really is AWESOME as in awe-inspiring, take your breath away, Creator of the universe and Savior of our souls awesome.
For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe.
And I said: “I pray, LORD God of heaven, O great and awesome God, You who keep Your covenant and mercy with those who love You and observe Your commandments,
And His works are awesome, but not just sweet, or interesting, but AWESOME as in you can hardly understand their greatness
2 Samuel 7:23
And who is like Your people, like Israel, the one nation on the earth whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people, to make for Himself a name—and to do for Yourself great and awesome deeds for Your land—before Your people whom You redeemed for Yourself from Egypt, the nations, and their gods?
Say to God, “How awesome are Your works! Through the greatness of Your power Your enemies shall submit themselves to You.
It’s something to remember, when reading the Bible, when singing “Our God is an Awesome God”, because the last thing that we should be doing is considering our God “cool,” or “exciting”.
Give praise to our awesome Lord!
Recently I’ve been struggling with the fact I don’t spend as much time as I should in prayer and reading the Bible
It’s so easy to not prioritize it, to say “Later” and never come back to it.
It’s a shame, but often we just brush it off.
Do we realize what we’re really doing when we do this?
Do we realize that we are in essence setting aside what should be the number one thing in our lives?
We’re chosing to not make God a priority.
You know, God, the Loving Creator who has chosen us to be pulled from the fires of hell and into salvation with Him.
The God who sent His beloved Son to a painful death, so that we might have the chance of life.
I’m sure glad He didn’t brush aside me as I so often put aside Him.
I’m sure glad He didn’t say “I’ll save her later” and forget to ever do so.
Remember this when you think “Later.”
Remember it when you put off reading your Bible to learn God’s truths because you don’t see it as important as other things.
Remember it when you cut your prayers short because you’re in a rush.
I know I need to.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Recently, my brother has been trying to buy a truck. He was supposed to go and look at one the other weekend, but a day before he was supposed to go see it the seller called and told him that someone else had bought it. I’m sure it was frustrating.
But it got me to thinking about something. It’s really easy to be thankful to God about doors that He opens; when something falls perfectly into place, or when everything happens at just the right time. But God also closes doors sometimes. You can see this with my brother and his truck. That particular truck was closed off from him. Now, don’t you think that we should be just as thankful to God for this?
By closing doors God can guide us in the direction that we need to take, or protect us from harmful situations, or any manner of things! Closed doors are just as important as open ones. And we need to be thankful for all the guidance God gives us in our lives.
It has often come to mind that while my entire blog is on various Holy Aspirations, I have never really specified what those aspirations are. That’s a very sorry shame, especially since most of the web searches that bring people here are along the lines of “Holy Aspirations in the Bible.” So here is what my view on the title is:
First, let’s define the terms.
I’m only human… True, I am only human, but that’s not what we mean when we use that phrase, is it? We’re not talking about our DNA structure, or our soul, or whatever makes humans human. No, we’re using at as an excuse for our actions. I thought of this the other day when writing my last post, and I considered using the phrase to excuse me not posting.